The root causes of ISIS – Charles Lister

Charles Lister, Senior Fellow and Director of the Extremism and Counterterrorism Program at the Middle East Institute in Washington D.C., was in Florence as a Speaker at the MEDirections Summer School on “Post-Conflict Stabilisation: The Day after IS Military Defeat” (9-11 Read More …

Democratic Transitions in the Arab World

  Noha El Mikawy and Samir Makdisi, author and editor of the new book ‘Democratic Transitions in the Arab World’ talk to Catherine Cornet from the Middle East Directions programme at the Robert Schuman Centre during a coffee break while Read More …

Love and politics in Egypt after 2013

Nada Riyadh and Ayman El Amir, the creators of the Egyptian film “Happily Ever After” talk with Catherine Cornet from the Middle East Directions Programme about their recent documentary. The film describes the love story of the filmmaker, who falls Read More …

Political Islam in Egypt and Tunisia today

MEDirections Research fellows Hamza Meddeb and Georges Fahmi discuss with Catherine Cornet the different trajectories of Political Islam in Egypt and Tunisia after the revolutions.

Terrorism: Threat and Challenges for the EU

On 29 September 2016, Mr Gilles De Kerchove – EU Counterterrorism Coordinator, gave a keynote speech to the Robert Schuman Centre, after which he recorded this interview. The European Union is today under attack from jihadist terrorism, with a threat Read More …